IDG Contributor Network: Data sharing and medical research, fundraising is only the first step

Last week, Sean Parker (a founder of Facebook and, notoriously, Napster) announced the single largest donation to support immunotherapy cancer research. Totaling $250 million, the donation will support research to be conducted across six academic institutions, with the possibility of incorporating additional researchers if more funding is secured down the line.

I think it goes without saying that all donations to support medical research, particularly programs like immunotherapy that have a more difficult time receiving traditional funding, are fantastic.

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